The median annual salary for an Ethical Hacker was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 May 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Ethical Hacker
UK
3 months to
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 919 972
Rank change year-on-year +86 +53  
Permanent jobs requiring an Ethical Hacker 24 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.006% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.006% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 24 6 3
Median salary £61,250 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -23.07% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81863 94744 106016
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.15% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67573 79716 86940
Median salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,092 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.42% +3.75%  

Ethical Hacker
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Ethical Hacker in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Ethical Hacker in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Ethical Hacker.

Salary trend for Ethical Hacker in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Ethical Hacker over the 3 months to 29 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Ethical Hacker in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacker within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +88 24 £61,250 -12.50% 10
London +64 18 £62,500 -10.71%
West Midlands - 3 £50,000 - 2
Birmingham - 2 £50,000 - 2
South East +64 1 £45,000 -30.76% 3
Berkshire +35 1 £45,000 -30.76% 1
Reading +14 1 £45,000 -30.76% 1
North West - 1 £62,500 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £55,000 -
Manchester - 1 £62,500 - 1
Malvern - 1 £55,000 -

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2017, Ethical Hacker job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Ethical Hacker in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 22 (91.67%) OSCP
3 18 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (70.83%) CREST Certified
5 15 (62.50%) OSCE
5 15 (62.50%) Windows
6 14 (58.33%) Security Architecture
6 14 (58.33%) Security Testing
6 14 (58.33%) Network Security
7 13 (54.17%) Java
7 13 (54.17%) .NET
8 12 (50.00%) C
8 12 (50.00%) Perl
8 12 (50.00%) Python
8 12 (50.00%) Eclipse
8 12 (50.00%) CISSP
8 12 (50.00%) Xcode
8 12 (50.00%) Ruby
8 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (50.00%) Android
8 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (50.00%) Apple iOS
8 12 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (50.00%) SDLC
8 12 (50.00%) Threat Management
9 10 (41.67%) Information Security
10 8 (33.33%) OWASP
11 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (25.00%) Nessus

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 12 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 12 (50.00%) Xcode
2 2 (8.33%) Burp Suite
General
1 1 (4.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) CESG
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Android
2 12 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 18 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
3 14 (58.33%) Security Architecture
3 14 (58.33%) Security Testing
4 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (50.00%) SDLC
4 12 (50.00%) Threat Management
5 10 (41.67%) Information Security
6 8 (33.33%) OWASP
7 6 (25.00%) SIEM
8 1 (4.17%) Time Management
8 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Java
2 12 (50.00%) C
2 12 (50.00%) Perl
2 12 (50.00%) Python
2 12 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (91.67%) OSCP
2 17 (70.83%) CREST Certified
3 15 (62.50%) OSCE
4 12 (50.00%) CISSP
5 6 (25.00%) CEH
6 2 (8.33%) Degree
7 1 (4.17%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.17%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Nessus
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum (Depending on Location/Experience)
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum £50,000 to £60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago